Last week, it was revealed that The Shallows and Orphan director Jaume Collet-Serra is the current frontrunner to helm the sequel to the critically-panned but financially successful DCEU film Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. While both Will Smith and Margot Robbie are expected to return for the sequel, it is still unclear what the roster of Task Force X will look like when the film hits theaters. However, there is one character from the first that you can probably cross off the list for an appearance in the sequel.
While speaking to USA Today to promote her new film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Cara Delevingne stated that she’s “pretty sure” that she will not be reprising her role as June Moone, aka The Enchantress, for the sequel:
“It was a life-changing experience and, of course, I’d do another one, but I don’t think it would make sense for the character. I’ll probably still be on the set hanging out with everyone.”
It would certainly make sense not to see Enchantress again in the DCEU, despite the fact that she is still alive. Not only was her story pretty much concluded in the first Suicide Squad film, but the majority of movie-goers really disliked the character and would have preferred for Jared Leto’s Joker to be the film’s Big Bad. Plus, there’s just no way Amanda Waller would risk putting Enchantress on her team again. I just don’t see Warner Bros. making the same mistake twice.
While it’s still uncertain who will be returning for the sequel, the first Suicide Squad film starred Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Cara Delevingne as June Moone/Enchantress, Jared Leto as The Joker and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
No release date has been set for Suicide Squad 2, but just yesterday Warner Bros. announced release dates for two mystery DCEU films in 2020, so perhaps one of them will be reserved for the sequel.
Source: USA Today